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Sinclair to Host 41st Annual Writer's Workshop

The English department at Sinclair Community College will hold its 41st Annual Writers' Workshop on Monday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Sinclair Library located in Building 7 on the downtown Dayton campus.

The entire day of events is FREE and open to the public.

Keynote speaker, Gilbert King, will speak at 10 a.m.  He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.  Devil in the Grove was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize and the Edgar Award.  King has written about the Supreme Court and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he is also a featured contributor for Smithsonian Magazine.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion and any two of the following workshops led by the following presenters:

  • PoetAlbino Carrillo has published poetry in many literary journals and anthologies including The Antioch Review, Puerto Del Sol, Blue Mesa Review, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry and Camino del Sol: 15 Years of Latino Writing. His newest book of poems is Uranium Days.
  • Katrina Kittle is the author of four novels for adults--Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers, and The Blessings of the Animals-- and one novel for tweens, Reasons to Be Happy. The Kindness of Strangers was the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction.
  • Poet Paula Lambert is a Residency Artist for the Ohio Arts Council Arts Learning Program. This author of The Sudden Seduction of Gravity has published poetry, fiction, and essays in a variety of journals, has appeared at featured readings locally, regionally and nationally, and has taught seminars and workshops at regional and national writing conferences.
  • Tim Waggoner teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. He is also the author of over two dozen novels and scores of short stories, novellas, and nonfiction works.

Books by all presenters will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library Loggia.

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